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What is Happening in Bolivia

By: Eris Lowdermilk

The former Interim President of Bolivia Jeanine Áñez was arrested on March 13. Áñez and five other ministers on her cabinet had warrant arrests issued by the Bolivian Attorney General’s Office.

According to a Bolivian news channel, the Government Minister Carlos Eduardo del Castillo del Carpio confirmed Áñez's arrest, as well as at least two of the former ministers, have also been detained.

The exact reason for the charges is not known, but Áñez posted on her Twitter account images of what she claims are six pages of the arrest warrant, which entail charges of "terrorism," "conspiracy" and "sedition."

Áñez stated in a few tweets "It is accusing me of having participated in a coup that never happened. My prayers for Bolivia and for all Bolivians."

Politics have been tense since previous President Evo Morales, the first Indigenous president for Bolivia, was declared the winner of the most previous election in Bolivia in 2019, but the election was annulled due to said fraudulence. He says he was removed by a coup.

Updates are to come.

Gigova, Radina. (2021, March 13). Bolivia's ex-interim president arrested as political tensions reach new highs. CNN.

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